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ICHEC Seminar 2008

Frontiers in Computational Science

ICHEC would like to extend its thanks to the speakers and attendees of this year's seminar, we hope you found it a worth while experience.

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The Royal Irish Academy is hosting the ICHEC Annual Seminar for 2008. It will take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th of October 2008 at Academy House, the home of the Academy.

Attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to attend please contact ICHEC at this address with your request and contact details.

The event will begin with registration and lunch in Academy House at 12:45 on Wednesday 29th, (travel information).

    Royal Irish Academy
    Academy House,
    19 Dawson Street,
    Dublin 2.

Academy House Meeting Room

29th Oct. Capability Computing
12:45-13:40 Registration & In House Lunch
13:40-13:55 Prof. Jim Slevin, ICHEC Director Opening remarks (download)
13:55-14:40 Prof. Peter Coveney, University College London Preparing for the petascale: real science on up to tens of thousands of cores.
14:40-15:00 Prof. Luke Drury, e-INIS Principal Investigator Capability Computing and Blue Gene (download)
15:00-15:30 Dr. Damien Thompson, Tyndall Institute Better living through chemistry: harnessing molecular recognition in natural & synthetic systems (download)
15:30-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-16:30 Dr. Jiri Vala, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Quantum Revolution with Blue Gene
16:30-17:00 Dr. Turlough Downes, Dublin City University/Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies New physics in molecular cloud turbulence
17:00-17:30 Prof. Stefano Sanvito, Trinity College Dublin Molecular devices with a spin (download)
18:00-20:00 In House Wine Reception

30th Oct.
09:00-09:15 Morning Coffee
09:15-09:45 Dr. Jean-Christophe Desplat, ICHEC Associate Director The Irish national HPC service: beyond 2008... (download)
09:45-10:30 Dr. Kimmo Koski, Managing Director, Finnish IT Center for Science, CSC Building the European High-Performance Computing Ecosystem (download)
10:30-10:50 Tea Break
10:50-11:35 Dr. Kevin Stratford, EPCC Large Simulations of Complex Fluids
11:35-12:05 Dr. Gemma Kinsella, TCD Virtual Screening of Nuclear receptors (download)
12:05-12:45 In House Lunch
12:45-13:15 Prof. John Simmie, NUI Galway Energy; the key challenge facing Mankind (download)

Malcolm Byrne, HEA

Dr. Damien Thompson, Tyndall Institute (download)

Larry Hirst, Chairman of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa

Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, TD

Official Launch of Blue Gene service
13:45-14:15 Dr. Patrick McGarry, NUI Galway Simulating the active contractile behaviour of adherent cells
14:15-14:45 Mr. Neil Costigan, School of Computing, Dublin City University Cryptographic research on ICHEC (download)

The above is a draft agenda and is subject to change. Additional details about the guest speakers and the topics of their talks will be added in due course. Details of last year's seminar can be found here.

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